However, I am aware that the beginning of effective leadership would be by developing a vision of the organization where a nurse leader serves. Coming up with a picture of what would be a future of excellence in delivering nursing care in the organization would be crucial in motivating and raising commitment among the other nurses. As a nurse leader, the vision that I would hold dear would be to ensure I have the capacity to make sure that the systems in place benefit individual needs of the patients in a manner that patients are always handled with respect and dignity while the work that nurses perform is respected and valued. For this to be met, there is a need for the nurse leader to assist the other nurses grasp the envisioned picture and remaining at the forefront in directing the others on where to go. Subsequently, I would want to be the kind of a nurse leader who can enable the staff to grasp the vision, to make sure the appropriate people assume the nursing roles and to model the behaviors that are desired of the other
If you see someone needing assistance, it is your duty and obligation to go help, not only because you can but on the grounds that you are a nurse, you are compassionate and caring, you wish to help people. That is why you smile when you see a patient return to your unit after discharge to say, “Thank you for caring for me, you saved my life,” or when a family thanks you for caring for their family member who passed away. You may not get thanked everyday but the time you do it is rewarding. Reminiscing, is how you can look at your life and be satisfied that you made a difference in people’s lives, maybe everything did not go as planned, you lost some patients, but more made it through, you did your best and
Patients have benefited greatly from individualised care plan based on the activities of daily living. Using this model has helped to assess independence and potential in activities of daily living , it helps to determine what intervention should be taken out to increase independence as well as ongoing support needs for any dependency that still exists for the patient. When assessing a patient, nurses assess how much their life has changed due to the illness, injury or admission of care, later plan a way of increasing independence and quality of life. This leads to interventions that support independence in areas that may be difficult for the patients to address alone, it helps to promote maximum independence for the patient. This model helps approach and organise care of patients.
Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues. Nurses should see that the question that need to be addressed are asked and the information needed for informed decision-making is available and provided. Nurse should actively promote the collaborative multi-disciplinary planning required to ensure the availability and accessibility of quality health services to all persons who have needs for health care. Intra-professional collaboration within nursing is fundamental
According to Jean Watson, “caring is a moral ideal that involves mind, body and soul engagement with another” (Chinn and Kramer, 2015, pg.43). As we express caring toward our patients and other healthcare workers, in the way in which we communicate, respect and dignity is increased. Treating everyone the same, understanding the unique qualities that make up each individual, taking into account all aspects of the person, culture, family and community that they function, embracing our differences will all assist us, as nurses to be of service. I would start the quality and competency search with Florence Nightingale, an English nurse, who noted the high incidence of deaths coincided with living conditions. From 1970 to 2013, nurses are starting to take part in data collection, and measuring outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Nurses are the heart and soul of the healthcare system. So, it is very important to find out the factors that hinder in their field of care. Improving the physical environment in which nurses and other caregivers work, can improve both nurse and patient
She states the concepts of the theory of goal attainment: self, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, stress, growth and development, time, and space. Her journal goes into thorough details of her developed theory as well as how it is used in the nursing process, the influence and research that led her to this development as well as how critically important it is to establish a nurse-patient relationship. It is vital that the nurse recognizes the patient’s values in order to provide care for them in a way that will be most beneficial to
Theory of Caring Tammy Radford East Tennessee State University Nursing Theory Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring is a middle range theory which “focuses on the human component of caring and the moment to moment encounters between the one who is caring and the one who is being cared for, especially the caring activities performed by nurses as they interact with others”. According to Watson, “caring is central to nursing practice and promotes health better than a simple medical cure”. Nursing theories improve patient care, patient outcomes and communication between nurse and patient. Major Concepts The major concepts of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring are the person and their well-being, environment
the term “therapeutic communication” may seem somewhat loaded, but the concept it represents is not really different from the types of communication that nurses use every day with co-workers, friends, and family members. In essence, therapeutic communication means treating people as though they are people who have their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and fears. The development of communication skills is a lifelong learning process that impacts the quality of care and therapeutic relationships in a positive or negative way, promotes collaboration, ensures legal responsibilities and professional standards are met and shows empathetic characteristics. In this paper, I will be discussing how therapeutic communication is delivered through verbal and non-verbal communication, eye contact, touch, and active listening. Revealing the importance these communication skills have in providing safe and appropriate care to patients/clients that support their feelings and well-being.